Lady Gaga has revealed she'll be lending her Instagram account to multiple organisations she's recently donated to in a bid to "amplify their important voices".
The ongoing Black Lives Matter protests that have been going on across the US and around the world have overlapped with the release of her long-awaited sixth album Chromatica, which landed on 29 May.
Lady Gaga has dedicated numerous Instagram posts to the ongoing protests and speaking out for racial equality, and yesterday (4 June), Gaga also revealed that she'll be giving multiple organisations access to her Instagram account to give them a huge platform to speak from.
In her latest post, she writes, "Starting tomorrow, I’m giving over my Instagram account to each of the organisations I’ve recently donated to, in an effort to amplify their important voices. And after I vow to regularly, in perpetuity, across all of my social media platforms, post stories, content, and otherwise lift up the voices of the countless inspiring members and groups within the Black community."
Starting tomorrow, I’m giving over my Instagram account to each of the organizations I’ve recently donated to, in an effort to amplify their important voices. And after I vow to regularly, in perpetuity, across all of my social media platforms, post stories, content, and otherwise lift up the voices of the countless inspiring members and groups within the Black community.
In her previous post from earlier this week, Gaga also listed the organisations she has donated to, and encouraged her fans "to learn about the important work they do and how you can get involved. Black Lives Matter."
Because of the voices of the people, a principle this country was founded upon, now all four officers have been arrested for the racist and brutal murder of George Floyd. I hope that all cops who have engaged in or are engaging in any racist activity are met with the highest form of law & order, although we know the law & order in this country is predicated upon racism and is itself corrupt. We are once again witnessing the devastating and overwhelming evidence of police brutality and prejudicial responses from prosecutors and local officials. I also hope for the families of all Black lives who have been taken from us to see justice and healing though I believe many of us know we sadly cannot promise that. I applaud the brave citizens of this nation that are speaking up, and I support the unsupported voices of the Black community. I wish for their voices to be heard loudly and clearly, and that they feel loved and amplified by allies. I know you know how much I believe in kindness. The spirit of this movement is intrinsically rooted in a universal dream of kindness and it’s precisely that same kindness that I am wishing for those that are suffering tonight. I have endless compassion in my heart as we struggle as one nation to find bold and effective solutions to an insidious and systemic problem that’s plagued our country since its birth. Here are some of the important advocacy organizations I’m donating to in support of this continuous fight for racial and social justice. I encourage you to learn about the important work they do and how you can get involved. Black Lives Matter.